What is the Charities Act?

The Charities Act was implemented by the Charities Authority and the Registrar of Charities and it took effect on December 24, 2013.

  1. What was the driving force behind the establishment of a Charities Act?
  2. Prior to the establishment of the Charities Act 2013, there was no single place where charitable organizations were registered. Relevant information was stored at either, the Companies Office of Jamaica, the Department of Co-operatives & Friendly Societies or at the Office of the Clerk of the House of Parliament.

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Myers Wharf,
Newport East, Kingston 15
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